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US service firms expanded more quickly in October

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, server Brittany Hester runs food out from the kitchen at the Home grown restaurant, in Atlanta. The Institute for Supply Management issues its U.S. non-manufacturing (service-sector) index for October, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity at U.S. service firms...

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Paralyzed deer hunter chooses to end life support

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo provided by Jenny Shultz is her brother, Tim Bowers, 32, of Decatur, Ind. Bowers, who fell about 16 feet from a tree and was left paralyzed from the shoulders down after a hunting accident, told his family he wanted to be taken off life...

In final day, Va. governor hopefuls meet voters

November 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, left, greets former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul during a rally in Richmond, Va., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Cuccinelli faces Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Steve...

Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

November 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and...

Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO

November 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo shows the sign outside of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Seven years after co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet through the online messaging service, more than 500 million posts are shared each day by everyone...

Stocks post modest but broad gains on Wall Street

November 4, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

New York City marathon winners Geoffrey Mutai, fourth left, and Priscah Jeptoo, second from right, of Kenya, with wheelchair winners Tatyana McFadden, from Baltimore, Md., and Marcel Hug, right, of Switzerland, are applauded by New York Road Runners President...

Texans wonder if struggles behind coach’s woes

November 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, center, is helped after he collapsed on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) HOUSTON (AP) — Andre...

Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

November 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport, which normally flash in a multicolored sequence, shine a steady blue Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 2013, in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security...

Employers’ wariness thwarts many blind jobseekers

November 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Marie Hennessy, president of the Perkins School for the Blind alumni association leaves a job fair for the visually impaired with her guide dog “Azalea” and a volunteer guide, left, on the Radcliffe Yard campus in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Oct....

Birmingham, Ala., airport reopens after threat

November 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A threatening note found in a bathroom by an Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport employee caused a shut down of the airport just after 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3, 2013. The terminal and tower were evacuated and flights were diverted. (AP Photo/The...